Guthrie Intro NTThis HUGE New Testament Introduction was written in 1990, as a 4th revision. As such, it brings to bear a lifetime of work by a great scholar Donald Guthrie. The book addresses several of the critical issues of each book. It gives ample space to the synoptic gospels, and Paul’s writings.

In a work this large, it seemed that it was lacking an in-depth discussion of the history of the period, and perhaps NT theology – or the theology of each book. His method is to try and answer questions of authorship, purpose, recipients, structure, date, sources. His discussion of the text is limited to a general outlining of the book. For this reason I think it is a work only useful to advanced students, or as a reference – since he gives ample space to competing viewpoints.


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